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Afriqiyah Supports MTN Academy


AFRIQIYAH AIRWAYS on Wednesday presented bonus packages, airline tickets and GH¢75,000 to the Optimum Prime Media (OMP), the organizers of the MTN Soccer Academy, which is a football talent hunt programme on Metro TV.

The package include the sponsorship of the transmission of the UEFA Championship League from October to December 2009, English Premier League, CAF Championship League and the Local Premier League on Metro TV.

The move is designed to draw the attention of soccer fans to the airline’s preparedness to transport them to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Maxwell Amuzu, General Manager of Afriqiyah told CITY &BUSINESS GUIDE that “Afriqiyah has joined the few African airlines that fly to Johannesburg, South Africa from Accra via Tripoli. 
We started this operation from September 18, 2009 and we are going to fly to Beijing, Manila and Brazzaville.

He therefore appealed to travellers who want to emplane to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup to buy their tickets from Afriqiyah as soon as possible.

“The company’s airfare to South Africa is around $2700, but failure to obtain tickets around this time will see them buying the tickets at a whopping $3,600 or more in July next year,” he added.

Abdul Aziz Sharada, Country Manager for Afriqiyah Airways, on his part, said the airline operated in 13 countries in the world including London, Düsseldorf, Rome, Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai and Jeddah, stressing, “There are two flights weekly to Jo’berg with affordable prices.”

Fadi Fattal, Chief Executive Officer of OMP, in a remark, expressed gratitude to Afriqiyah Airways and prayed for a fruitful relationship between the two organisations.

Afriqiyah started its operations in Accra in 2004 and flies to destinations in Africa, Middle East and Europe on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday with arrival time being 9:25pm.

The airline is expected to introduce its Boeing aircraft to passengers at the Kotoka International Airport.


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